Entertainment: The Paul Hogan Show

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Entertainment: The Paul Hogan Show Gender: N/A
Australian TV series
born on 4 November 1973 at 19:30 (= 7:30 PM )
Place Sydney, Australia, 33s52, 151e13
Timezone AEDT h11e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 11°47' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 23°51 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 13°35'

Entertainment: The Paul Hogan Show (Paul Hogan)
photo: Commonwealth of Australia (National Archives of Australia), license cc-by-3.0


Australian comedy show which aired from 1973 until 1984 for a total of 12 seasons, making a star of Paul Hogan, who later appeared in Crocodile Dundee. Hogan's friend (and producer of Crocodile Dundee) John Cornell (1941-2001) also appeared in the popular show, playing Hogan's dim flatmate Strop.

Episodes of the series generally opened with Hogan, playing a version of himself he called 'Hoges', presenting a stand-up comedy routine dressed in his bridge rigger's costume of boots, shorts, and shirt with sleeves cut off. The show then presented a series of comedy sketches, usually with Hogan in the lead role and playing various recurring characters.

The series also regularly featured attractive female models and actresses in its sketches - frequently in revealing costumes. Television actress and presenter Delvene Delaney (who later married Cornell) was the most frequent and best-known of these. Other women to appear in the series were Sue McIntosh, Karen Pini, Anya Saleky, Karen West and Abigail.

A recurring sketch featured Hogan playing "himself" as Hoges, depicting the character's situation of living the carefree bachelor life in a disorderly apartment with his flatmate Strop. Many of the other sketches in the show were parodies of contemporary television shows.

The show was very popular in Australia and was compared to Saturday Night Live and The Benny Hill Show. The series also became popular in the UK as a result of its scheduling within peak time on the new Channel 4, and was one of the shows shown on its launch night on 2 November 1982.

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  • associate relationship with Cornell, John (born 2 March 1941). Notes: Played 'Strop,' 1977-1984
  • associate relationship with Harwood, Andrew (born 7 September 1945). Notes: Played frequent guest roles
  • associate relationship with Hogan, Paul (born 8 October 1939). Notes: Starred as himself, 'Hoges', and various characters, 1973-1984

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes TV guide, Sydney Morning Herald, 4 Nov 1973.


  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Logie, 1973)
  • Mundane : Misc. Mundane : Release dates